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Ulyanovsk Is Waiting For Chinese
8.12.2013 12:25
Ulyanovsk Is Waiting For Chinese

Lenin’s Homeland is waiting for Chinese.

      Traffic signs in Chinese language can appear in Ulyanovsk. Ulyanovsk regional authorities discussed development of "Red Tourism" with the head of China National Tourism Administration Shao Qiwei. All requests of Chinese guests will be considered and gradually fulfilled.

      Chinese signs, TV and national food may appear in the city especially for tourists from the PRC visiting Lenin’s homeland. The parties also discussed the possibility of opening a direct "Beijing – Ulyanovsk” flight. The citizens of the People’s Republic of China were always interested in Lenin's places. However, after the collapse of Soviet Union, number of tourists heading towards Lenin’s birthplace significantly decreased compared with the Soviet period. Back then Ulyanovsk used to be visited by an average of 1.2 million tourists a year, while these days no more than 250 thousand tourists a year visit the hometown of the leader of the world proletariat. The goal of the new project is to increase again the number of visitors up to 1 million people a year.

      Ulyanovsk is a city and the administrative center of Ulyanovsk Oblast, Russia, located on the Volga River 893 kilometers (555 mi) east from Moscow. The city, originally founded as Simbirsk, is the birthplace of Vladimir Lenin (originally named Ulyanov), for whom it was renamed in 1924. During the Soviet period, Ulyanovsk lost much of its historical heritage. All traces of the original wooden fort are gone, as are all the churches of old Simbirsk; only a few 19th century buildings remain in the city, most notably the houses where Lenin lived between 1870–1887. The reconstruction of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity was considered, but has since been canceled. However, many historical constructions remain. Among them the house in which writer Goncharov was born, Protestant church and other buildings.



Author: Anna Dorozhkina

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